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Treat Unsightly Veins with Sclerotherapy in Albuquerque


It is estimated that at least half of the adult female population is plagued with "spider veins," those unsightly clusters of red, blue, or purple veins that occur on ankles, thighs, and calves. Spider veins are connected with the larger system of blood vessels, but are not a necessary part of that system. Consequently, removing them does not have adverse consequences for the circulatory system.

Sclerotherapy is one method of treating spider veins.

Vein Treatment: Sclerotherapy in Albuquerque

In this vein treatment procedure, a medication is injected into the veins using a very fine needle. The medication injected is considered a "sclerosant," and its function is to irritate the wall of the blood vessel so that it can close by scarring, no longer allowing it to carry blood. Eventually the scarred blood vessel is reabsorbed by the body and disappears.

The sclerotherapy vein treatment procedure usually takes 30 to 45 minutes and is done in our office. Most people tolerate the procedure well, with minimal discomfort. Often one or more additional treatments are needed to completely treat the spider veins, and it usually takes at least one month for the veins to resolve. Our doctors have collectively been performing sclerotherapy for more than 35 years. We continually update our information and techniques as new procedures and information become available. Please contact us for pricing details.

Vein treatment in Albuquerque can get rid of unwanted veins on legs, faces, and elsewhere. Call Western Dermatology Consultants at 505-855-9267 to learn more, or set up a free consultation.